Male leopards are immensely powerful creatures, almost 50% heavier and bigger than females and also far more secretive and elusive. They won't abandon that easily their prey (like females do) to scavengers (mainly hyenas) and most certainly will fight back any challenge.Seeing a male leopard in the wild is a real treat and privilege and taking it's picture a great challenge. Most of the times you've got only a few seconds to get prepared and take the shot till he vanishes from your eyes! I was really lucky to spot this guy resting on a tree near Mara river in Masai Mara national reserve (Kenya). A few seconds after I took my pictures, two other vehicles with tourists approached (news travel fast in the African bush!) but the passengers couldn't control their excitement...they were very thrilled and noisy which made him feel uncomfortable and leave the tree in a split of a second! I still remember their frustration and disappointment!
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Male leopards are immensely powerful creatures, almost 50% heavier and bigger than females and also far more secretive and elusive. They won't abandon that easily their prey (like females do) to scavengers (mainly hyenas) and most certainly will fight back any challenge.Seeing a male leopard in the wild is a real treat and privilege and taking it's picture a great challenge. Most of the times you've got only a few seconds to get prepared and take the shot till he vanishes from your eyes! I was really lucky to spot this guy resting on a tree near Mara river in Masai Mara national reserve (Kenya). A few seconds after I took my pictures, two other vehicles with tourists approached (news travel fast in the African bush!) but the passengers couldn't control their excitement...they were very thrilled and noisy which made him feel uncomfortable and leave the tree in a split of a second! I still remember their frustration and disappointment!
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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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